Civics Education Tools in Celebration of Constitution Day
The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the United States by increasing the quality of civics education in our nation's schools and improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the Civics Renewal Network’s website, teachers will find the best resources of these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy.
Plus: In 2016 thousands of students and teachers across the nation joined the Civics Renewal Network in taking the Preamble Challenge to celebrate Constitution Day. This year the Civics Renewal Network is offering to educators who sign up its freePreamble Challenge Teacher Toolkit, withstep-by-step instructions on how to put together a Preamble Challenge in their school, library, or community to celebrate Constitution Day on September 18. The toolkit provides activities, lessons, and other ways to share the work of students and be part of this national celebration.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in March.
Educators from Harvard UniversityGraduate School of Education (HGSE), Massachusetts Institute ofTechnologyTeaching Systems Lab, and the instructional design firm Fresh Cognate have created Youth in Front, a new hub of learning-oriented resources and multimedia assets for young activists and educators interested in making their voices heard—particularly those who are stepping into activism for the first time, as well as for educators who are responding to action in their schools and communities.
Researchers have developed an online game to “vaccinate” people against fake news—by showing them how to become a fake news mogul. In the game, called Bad News, players use misleading tactics to build their own fake news empire.